The average price of a 7-day trip to Orkney Islands is $1,521 for a solo traveler, $2,732 for a couple, and $5,121 for a family of 4. Orkney Islands hotels range from $60 to $274 per night with an average of $106, while most vacation rentals will cost $180 to $400 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Edinburgh Airport (EDI) are between $604 and $977 per person for economy flights and $1,895 to $3,066 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $37 to $92 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

 

 

The Cheapest Times to Visit Orkney Islands, GB

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to EDI and stay in a Orkney Islands hotel:

  • January 8th to March 25th
  • April 23rd to May 27th
  • October 1st to December 9th

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Orkney Islands is usually late January.

 

Average Orkney Islands Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Orkney Islands for a week is $1,059-$2,230($151-$319 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $37 to $92 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $344 to $782 for economy

Lodging: $76 to $101 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $110 to $134 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Orkney Islands for a week is $2,182-$4,046($312-$578 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $74 to $184 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $688 to $1,564 for economy

Lodging: $76 to $101 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $110 to $134 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Orkney Islands for a week is $3,324-$6,916($475-$988 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $148 to $368 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,376 to $3,128 for economy

Lodging: $152 to $202 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $176 to $201 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Orkney Islands

How cheap can you make a vacation to Orkney Islands? The cheapest trip to Orkney Islands is about $116 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 1% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $64 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $51.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Orkney Islands for a week is $811-$1,608($116-$230 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $23 to $46 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $344 to $782 for economy

Lodging: $51 to $60 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $64 to $84 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Orkney Islands for a week is $1,316-$2,712($188-$387 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $46 to $92 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $688 to $1,564 for economy

Lodging: $51 to $60 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $64 to $84 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Orkney Islands for a week is $2,560-$5,136($366-$734 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $92 to $184 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,376 to $3,128 for economy

Lodging: $102 to $120 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $90 to $118 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is harder to travel to Orkney Islands cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Orkney Islands Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Orkney Islands.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Orkney Islands for a week is $2,043-$8,706($292-$1,244 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $74 to $202 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $709 to $2,252 for first class

Lodging: $136 to $274 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $400 to $840 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Orkney Islands for a week is $3,270-$12,372($467-$1,767 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $148 to $404 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,418 to $4,504 for first class

Lodging: $136 to $274 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $400 to $840 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Orkney Islands for a week is $6,540-$22,224($934-$3,175 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $296 to $808 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,836 to $9,008 for first class

Lodging: $272 to $548 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $560 to $1,260 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Orkney Islands Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Orkney Islands is higher than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Orkney Islands due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Orkney Islands Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Orkney Islands hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

There are a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in Orkney Islands.

 

Flight Costs to Orkney Islands

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $977 average in early August to a low of $604 in late January. Median flight price is $787. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Orkney Islands our data includes 344 originating airports, and 128 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Orkney Islands from an airport like Stewart International (SWF) in Newburgh/Poughkeepsie, NY (the United States) for an average $8,716 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Dublin (DUB) in Dublin (Ireland) at an average of just $83.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Tuesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Tuesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Orkney Islands, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $374, so you can easily save about 62% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Orkney Islands can easily cost $340 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $23 per person. Private tours can cost $683 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

 

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